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What type of addiction treatment should I do if I work and have kids?

What type of addiction treatment should I do if I work and have kids?

AA, NA counseling: Not everybody with an addiction needs a 30 inpatient rehab. Alcoholics anonymous or narcotic anonymous meetings are almost universal in locations, times of day, and are free! intensive out patient is another options which may include classes several times per week often in the evenings. Individual counseling with someone familar with addiction is also an option. See your doctor as well for advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

The one that works: The 12-step programs have been very successful. However, there are other methodologies that work. Like most mental health treatments, you must fit the patient to the treatment modality. ...Read more

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What happens in an addiction treatment center?

What happens in an  addiction treatment center?

Your brain heals: You are provided a safe, therapeutic environment where you can be evaluated by a treatment team that designs a program that addresses the biological underpinnings of addiction while teaching you social skills, stress management and ways to maintain healthy relationships with loved ones. Relapse prevention lessons will be repeated and repeated. ...Read more

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How can I find addiction treatment centers in blawnox, pennsylvania?

Internet search: I would recommend an internet search. I found 229 places within 100 miles of blawnox. A site i would recommend is www.Findtreatment.Samhsa.Gov, with the closest being: gateway allegheny valley 1360 old freeport road pittsburgh, pa 15238 (412) 963-7077 intake: (412) 766-8700x1120 www.Gatewayrehab.Org. ...Read more

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What are the goals of addiction treatment for the criminal justice system?

What are the goals of addiction treatment for the criminal justice system?

INTERESTING!: The goal for the justice system for addiction treatment is just what you might imagine, stay out of the justice system! so there is a bit of a different goal of just trying to reduce recidivism. Forced treatment by the legal system has not been very successful in the long term. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are addiction treatment programs offered in owyhee?

Can you tell me if there are addiction treatment programs offered in owyhee?

Hawaii?: I'm not sure whether by "owhyee" you might mean the state of hawaii? But if you do, there are definitely some addiction treatment programs there. See this web site to begin getting information: http://www.Addictionsearch.Com/treatment/hi/hawaii.Html. ...Read more

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Is rehab necessary for addiction treatment, or can I do it myself?

Is rehab necessary for addiction treatment, or can I do it myself?

Depends: There are many options for treating addictions. There is aa or na meetings, there is outpatient rehab where you would go to rehab but still work and stay at home. Medications can help for some addictions. So there is lots of help and you don't have to do it alone. If you feel your addiction is severe and you have the resources, in patient rehab is an excellent option, its a great headstart. ...Read more

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What are some alternative groups for addiction treatment (non aa) for alcohol?

What are some alternative groups for addiction treatment (non aa) for alcohol?

Rational Recovery: Rr is a alternative which is based more on cognitive therapy and is less spiritual. There are also psychotherapy programs and many religious based programs. However aa is by far the most accepted ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any gambling addiction treatment centers in greensburg, pennsylvania?

Can you tell me if there are any gambling addiction treatment centers in greensburg, pennsylvania?

Gamblers Anonymous: Try gamblers anonymous. They will know which clinics have the best programs. I googled them ; got this listing of meetings in pa: http://www.Dsf.Health.State.Pa.Us/health/lib/health/bdap/listing_of_pennsylvania_weekly_meeting.Pdf. ...Read more

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Where can I get alcohol addiction treatment?

Where can I get alcohol addiction treatment?

See below: Each state has an agency which licenses substance abuse treatment facilities and a call to that agency is a good way to find a facility near you. American society of addiction medicine also maintains a list of physicians in various aresa (asam.Org). ...Read more

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What is the alcohol or drug addiction treatment process?

What is the alcohol or drug addiction treatment process?

First Step: Admit you are powerless over alcohol and that your life has become unmanageable. Call local treatment center. Begin a new life. ...Read more

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How would you get prescribed "baclofen" for drug addiction treatment? I heard it helps.

How would you get prescribed "baclofen" for drug addiction treatment? I heard it helps.

Any doc could : Prescribe this but it is the rare doc who is aware of baclofen. I use it for stimulant and opioid issues. However, it is not completely safe and about 0.2-0.5% lose control c/w a syndrome caused by any tranquilizer. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to speak to someone regarding alcohol addiction treatment. What can I do?

What to do if i want to speak to someone regarding alcohol addiction treatment. What can I do?

If you are insured: You can call your insurance company and speak with an intake person who will give you referrals to both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs you can talk with an intake person and they will explain these types of treatment that they offer you could also make an appointment with a psychologist in your area who specializes in addiction. You can also search the internet for alcohol treatment programs in your area and call them anyone there would be very willing to talk with you about your concerns. ...Read more

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What is the holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction, treatment and recovery?

What is the holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction, treatment and recovery?

Mind, body, spirit: Holistic treatment would provide what the individual needs in order to withdraw from the addictive agent, and change the mental, emotional, social, and spiritual environment in which the addiction formed. Detox, relaxation, meditation, prayer, 12step programs, nutrition, exercise, psychotherapy, acupuncture, medications might all be used in some cases. ...Read more

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Do you know the holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment and recovery?

Do you know the holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment and recovery?

Nutrition and...: Drug & alcohol addicts usually have genetic metabolic imbalances & often benefit from high doses of vit b3 & other individualized nutrients including amino acids. They need to avoid sugar, caffeine, tobacco & food allergens. Exercise, meditation/biofeedback, counseling, medicinal herbs, homeopathy & acupuncture are also important modalities utilized in a holistic approach to recovery. ...Read more

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How can a person get off of buprenorphine and naloxone sublinguals when using for addiction treatment?

How can a person get off of buprenorphine and naloxone sublinguals when using for addiction treatment?

Suboxone: This is quite easy. Your doctor will wean you off slowly. Then after you have been off for one week he may do once a month vivatrol injections for a few months. ...Read more

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How long does vicodin addiction treatment last for in-patient treatment?

How long does vicodin addiction treatment last for in-patient treatment?

Vicodin: This varies depending on how mush vicodin was abused and also on what the in-patient treatment plan requires. The latter varies from one facility to another. ...Read more